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Τμήμα Ψυχολογίας
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Ο Δρ. Άγγελος Κασσιανός είναι Ειδικός Επιστήμονας Έρευνας και Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow στο Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Τμήματα Ψυχολογίας (ACT healthy lab) και Πληροφορικής (eHealth lab) και Senior Research Fellow στο Τμήμα Εφαρμοσμένης Υγείας του Πανεπιστημίου του UCL. Είναι Ψυχολόγος Υγείας με έμφαση στη δημόσια υγεία και στη συμπεριφορική ιατρική (behavioural medicine) και με ερευνητικό ενδιαφέρον όσον αφορά τους βιο-ψυχο-κοινωνικούς παράγοντες σχετικά με την πρόληψη ασθενειών και της έγκαιρης διάγνωσης (κυρίως του καρκίνου), της διστακτικότητας εμβολιασμών (vaccination hesitancy) και της ανάπτυξης ψηφιακών παρεμβάσεων υγείας (digital health interventions). Συντονίζει αρκετά ερευνητικά έργα:

- Tackling anti-vaccination: mapping the social transmission of beliefs and attitudes (SAFEST). Excellence grant (Life Sciences) funded by the Research and Innovation Foundation. May 2020-May 2022

- Guiding metastatic breast cancer women after diagnosis to meet unmet needs: an avatar-based web platform (GIFTED). SPARC Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge Grant funded by the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC). Oct 2019 – Feb 2021 

- Testing and Evaluating the Collection of Patient Reported Outcomes In Cancer CarE Using Innovative Approaches: The ePROM Digital Health Tool (PRICE). Funded as Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellowship (Mentors: Prof. Constantinos Pattichis and Dr. Maria Karekla). Sep 2019 – Sep 2021

- Stay on Track: a web platform to help with adhering to prescribed medication.  Social Innovation grant funded by the Research and Innovation Foundation programme RESTART 2016-2020. Dec 2018 – Dec 2020 

- COVID IMPACT study  study which is based on theories of psychology and aims to provide evidence on the mechanisms people use to cope with the impact of COVID-19 such as physical isolation and on peoples' health behaviours. Please click here to participate! 

Είναι επίσης συν-επικεφαλής του ερευνητικού προγράμματος eCREST (electronic Clinical Reasoning Educational Simulation Tool) στο UCL που στοχεύει στην εκπαίδευση ιατρικού και νοσηλευτικού προσωπικού με χρήση προσομοιώσεων ασθενών και το οποίο εφαρμόζεται και στην Κύπρο. Παρακαλώ επικοινωνήστε για πιθανή συνεργασία.

Είναι συνεργάτης σε ερευνητικά προγράμματα χρηματοδοτημένα απο διεθνής οργανισμούς όπως:

- The development of population health and associations with social networks: The case of Germany. Funded by the EUROLAB Grant competition. Nov 2020

- Multiple health behaviour development in a transitional society: The case of Estonia. Funded by the Estonian Archimides Foundation. Feb – Nov 2019

- Changing how the brain responds when making healthy decisions: Translating neuroscience into population health. Funded by Kansas University Medical Centre (KUMC) Frontiers Pilot Award (PI L. Martin, Kansas University). Sep 2018-Jun 2019 

- ‘Stay Healthy After Baby’: A cross-national study to support smoking abstinence and inter-related cancer prevention behaviours among postpartum women. International Innovation Grant funded by Cancer Research UK Population Research Committee - BUPA Foundation Fund (PI C. Notley, University of East Anglia). Aug 2017-Mar 2019 

Έχει συμμετάσχει σε περισσότερες από 20 επιστημονικές δημοσιεύσεις και έχει παρουσιαστεί σε πολλά συνέδρια. Το 2016 ήταν προσκεκλημένος ομιλητής στο Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινοβούλιο για να μιλήσει για την ηλεκτρονική υγεία. Πληροφορίες εδώ 

Το 2017, βραβεύτηκε ως ένας από τους κορυφαίους νέους καινοτόμους ερευνητές της Ευρώπης λαμβάνωντας την υποτροφία Young Transatlantic Innovation Leadership Initiative (YTILI) ενώ το 2018 έλαβε το βραβείο Early Career Award της Ευρωπαϊκής Εταιρείας Ψυχολογίας της Υγείας (EHPS). Είναι ο Εθνικός Αντιπρόσωπος της Κύπρου στο EHPS.

Επικοινωνία: [email protected]

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Angelos_Kassianos

Twitter: @angkassianos

Πρόληψη και έγκαιρη διάγνωση καρκίνου, συμπεριφορές υγείας (π.χ. κάπνισμα, θηλασμός, αντίσταση στους εμβολιασμούς), ανάπτυξη και αξιολόγηση ηλεκτρονικών παρεμβάσεων υγείας, εκπαίδευση ειδικών υγείας στη κλινική συλλογιστική.

Μεθοδολογική προσέγγιση social network analysis, mixed methods research. 



Kassianos, A.P., Plackett, R., Schartau, P., Bennett, S., Valerio, C., Hopwood, J., Kay, N., Mylan, S., Sheringham, S. (2019). eCREST – a novel online patient simulation resource to aid better diagnosis through developing clinical reasoning. BMJ Simulation &Technology Enhanced Learning.

Kassianos, A.P., Ward, E., Rojas-Garcia, A., Kurti, A., Mitchell, F., Nostikasari, D., Payton, J., Saadi, J-P. Spears, C.A., Notley, C. (2019). A systematic review and meta-analysis of behaviour change techniques in interventions initiated after pregnancy to promote breastfeeding amongst postpartum women. Health Psychology Review, 13(3), 344-372. IF: 8.597

Levens, S.M., Sagui-Henson, S.J., Padro, M., Martin, L.E., Trucco, E.M., Cooperman, N.A., Baldwin, A.S., Kassianos, A.P., Mdege, N.D. (2019). The effects of positive affect and episodic future thinking on temporal discounting, and healthy food demand and choice among overweight and obese individuals: Protocol for a pilot 2x2 factorial randomized controlled study. JMIR Research Protocols, 8 (3), e12265. doi:  10.2196/12265 Available at: https://www.researchprotocols.org/2019/3/e12265/ IF: 4.671

Ioannou, M., Kassianos, A.P., Symeou, M. (2019). Perceived social support in young adults protects against depression only under moderate levels of stress. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2780. Available at: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02780 IF: 2.321


Kassianos, A.P., Ioannou, M., Koutsantoni, M., Charalambous, H. (2018). The impact of specialized palliative care on cancer patients’ Health Related Quality of Life: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Supportive Care in Cancer, 26, 61-79. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3895-1 Available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00520-017-3895-1?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst IF: 2.698


Plass, A. M., Gruszczynska, E., Ingmar, S., & Kassianos, A. P. (2017). Health Psychology Practice in Europe and other countries represented in the EHPS: A first step to moving forward together. European Health Psychologist, 19(6), 368-374. Available at: http://www.ehps.net/ehp/index.php/contents/issue/view/93/showToc

Kassianos, A. P., Gruszczynska, E., Ingmar, S., & Plass, A. M. (2017). Future directions in Health Psychology Practice in Europe and other countries represented in the EHPS: Moving Forward Together. European Health Psychologist, 19(6), 400-404. Available at: http://www.ehps.net/ehp/index.php/contents/issue/view/93/showToc

Kassianos, A.P., Georgiou, G., Papaconstantinou, E., Detzortzi, A., Horne, R. (2017). Smartphone Applications for Educating and Helping Non-motivating Patients Adhere to Medication That Treats Mental Health Conditions: Aims and Functioning. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1769. Available at: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01769/full. IF: 2.463

Woringer, M., Jones-Nielsen, J., Zibarras, L., Evason, J., Kassianos, A.P., Harris, M., Majeed, A., Soljak, M. (2017). Development of a questionnaire to evaluate patients’ awareness of cardiovascular disease risk in England’s National Health Service Health Check preventive cardiovascular programme. BMJ Open. 7:e014413. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014413 Available at: http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/7/9/e014413 IF: 2.562

Zarouna, S., Kassianos, A.P. (2017). Ενίσχυση της φαρμακοθεραπείας πρώτης επιλογής στην Ιδεοψυχαναγκαστική Διαταραχή [Augmentation therapy in obsessive compulsive disorder]. Cyprus Medical Review, 3, 23-29.

Kassianos, A.P., Raats, M.M., Gage, H. (2017). Post-diagnostic dietary changes in prostate cancer: associations with patients’ wellbeing and the perceptions of GPs. European Journal of Cancer Care, 26(4). doi: 10.1111/ecc.12599 Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecc.12599/full IF: 1.564  

Usher-Smith, J., Kassianos, A.P., Emery, J.D., Abel, G., Teoh, H., Hall, S., Neal, R., Murchie, P., Walter, F.M. (2017). Identifying people at higher risk of melanoma across the UK: a primary care based survey. British Journal of Dermatology, 176:939-948. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15181 Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjd.15181/full IF: 4.275


Kassianos, A.P., Ioannou, M. Symeou, M., (2016). The health locus of control concept: Factorial structure, psychometric properties and form equivalence of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scales. Health Psychology Open, 1-10. doi: 10.1177/2055102916676211 Available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2055102916676211

Mareva, S., Thomson, D., Marenco, P., Vintergaard-Ott, C., Munoz, V.E., Schmidt, B., Wingen, T., Kassianos, A.P. (2016). Study protocol on ecological momentary assessment of health-related quality of life using a smartphone application. Frontiers in Psychology. 7:1086. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01086 Available at: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01086/full?&utm_source=Email_to_authors_&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=T1_11.5e1_author&utm_campaign=Email_publication&field=&journalName=Frontiers_in_Psychology&id=195241 IF: 2.463

Kassianos, A.P., Raats, M.M., Gage, H. (2016). An exploratory study on the information needs of prostate cancer patients and partners. Health Psychology Research, 4, 4786. doi: 10.4081/hpr.2016.4786

Available at: http://pagepressjournals.org/index.php/hpr/article/view/4786/5782


Kassianos, A.P., Ignatowicz, A., Greenfield, G, Majeed, A., Car, J., Pappas, Y. (2015). ‘Partners rather than just providers…’: A qualitative study on healthcare professionals’ views on implementation of multidisciplinary group meetings in the North West London Integrated Care Pilot. International Journal of Integrated Care, 15(3). doi: 10.5334/ijic.2019 Available at: http://www.ijic.org/index.php/ijic/article/view/2019 IF: 1.500

Kassianos, A.P., Raats, M.M., Coyle, A. (2015). Perceived influences on post-diagnostic dietary changes among a group of men with prostate cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care. 24, 818-826.

doi: 10.1111/ecc.12357 Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecc.12357/abstract?userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage= IF: 1.564


Kassianos, A.P., Emery, J.D., Murchie, P., Walter, F.M. (2015). Smartphone applications for melanoma detection by community, patient and generalist clinician user: a review. British Journal of Dermatology. 172(6), 1507-1518.

doi: 10.1111/bjd.13665 Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjd.13665/full IF: 4.275

Kassianos, A.P., Raats M.M, Peacock, M., Gage, H. (2015). Quality of Life and Dietary Changes Among Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review. Quality of Life Research. 24(3), 705-719.                                              doi: 10.1007/s11136-014-0802-9 Available at:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265609184_Quality_of_life_and_dietary_changes_among_cancer_patients_a_systematic_review IF: 2.486



Usher-Smith, J.A., Emery, J., Kassianos, A.P., Walter, F.W. (2014). Risk Prediction Models for Melanoma: A Systematic Review. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. 23(8), 1450-63.                                  doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0295 Available at: http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2014/07/16/1055-9965.EPI-14-0295.full.pdf+html IF: 4.125

Kassianos, A.P. (2014). The Use of Telephone Interviews in Qualitative Psychology Research: A Reflective Methodological Exercise. QMIP Bulletin. 18, 23-26. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266558337_The_use_of_telephone_interviews_in_qualitative_psychology_research_A_reflective_methodological_exercise


Kassianos, A.P. (2013). Benefit Finding in Cancer: The Argument of Being Positive. PsyPag Quarterly, 89, 53-56. Available at: https://www.academia.edu/5344937/Benefit_Finding_in_Cancer_The_Argument_of_Being_Positive